Pregnancy: A psychosexual look

Pregnancy: A psychosexual look

2012-05-01 00:00:00

The Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro (Maternity) was founded in 1847 by Jose Clemente Pereira, and has always been bound to the study and care in obstetrics. On November 1st, 1959, was created the 33rd Infirmary of SCM-RJ, which since December of 1988 has its own Department of Psychology. Our goal is to show the work provided to these pregnant women by this department with the presence of the Sexology Department, an expansion of the hospital since 2006.

Our initial focus is on group work with pregnant women and couples, using the method of operational and educational groups. We work with the following topics: psychological effects in pregnancy, male and female reproductive system, types of delivery, birth, breastfeeding, care of the newborn, Sexually Transmitted Diseases/ AIDS, nutrition and relaxation. Due to the gain of professionals in sexology the themes have been expanded.
Information on sexual and reproductive health, development of the body and how it works in relation to sexuality and reproduction, family planning and contraceptive methods, processing emotions and pleasure, responsible motherhood and fatherhood, and the demand of women themselves are themes that enable promoting a healthier and safer sexual life. In this new framework, it seems these women and, therefore, the welfare of these families is being supported more effectively with the gain of information, thus aiding in prevention and raising their psychosexual health.

Speakers: Sheila Reis
Conference: WAS Goteberg 2009
Areas of Interest / Categories: WAS 2009
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